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Columns

  • Crossword Puzzle

    Across
    1. Like a tasteless remark
    6. Precedes Nov.
    9. Wood file
    13. Slow in music
    14. _____ Beta Kappa
    15. Historic 66
    16. One with a healthy appetite is often called a good _____
    17. Even, to a poet
    18. Relating to sight
    19. *Author of the “The Feminine Mystique”
    21. *Woodstock site
    23. Mammoth excavation site, e.g.
    24. Youngster
    25. *____ and Dean
    28. Opposite of talker?
    30. Ultimate goal
    35. _ ___ course, as in college

  • Handy House owner had ties to President Lincoln

    By Christopher L. Starr,
    Guest Columnist
    In 2003, the City of Cynthiana and Harrison County jointly purchased the Handy farm to build Veterans Park.
    The park’s Master Plan indicated that the only place on the 120-acre parcel for a public swimming pool was the 2,000 sf footprint of the Handy House – a house that has stood majestically on the hill overlooking the Cynthiana valley for almost 200 years.

  • Good luck to students and faculty

    So where in the world did our summer go?
    Recently I was talking to a friend from high school who now works in the Harrison County School System.
    Aside from the general conversation about what we had been doing lately, the subject of how summer had flown by became the main focus of our conversation.
    Despite getting out of school for the summer in record timing, it seems that students nonetheless were just getting used to not waking up early to catch a ride on the bus to school.

  • Students, Parents get ready for schools' opening on Tuesday

    In just a few short days the 2012-13 school year will get underway.
    Stores will likely be bustling this weekend with the last-minute back-to-school shopping... and students are eager to get back into the classroom.
    This is where you hear the familiar sound of a record being scratched.
    OK, not every student is ready to go back, but don’t you remember the excitement of the first day of school?

  • Intern leaves Cynthiana with experience for the future

    By: Kristie Hammon

  • OK, let’s stop!

    The other morning my friend and co-worker Cristy and I devised a solution for all the major problems of the universe.
    Everybody stop.
    Just stop. Take a breath. Step back. Chill out.
    Politicians, stop politicking. Forget about focus groups and pork spending and back room deals and war room strategies. Democrats aren’t evil and neither are Republicans, so stop treating people with whom you disagree as enemies. We’re all Americans, so stop!

  • Much expected of new parks and recreation board

    As summer is drawing to an end, I hope that recreation will be better defined in the near future.
    As many know by now, the county and the city have agreed to enter into an inter-local agreement which will combine all parks and recreation.
    First off, let me go on record as saying that I heavily support the decision of the county and city to do so.

  • Things are ‘picking up’ at Rev. Ross Park

    Barely a handful of Cynthiana men are wanting some changes in their neighborhood park and they are willing to put in the sweat equity to make it work.
    Their hearts are in the right place.
    “It’s for the kids,” said Howard, aka “Hud,” Custard, who is just one of the voices behind a plan to grow the Rev. Ross Park.
    There used to be swings in the small park that runs along side the South Fork of the Licking River.

  • The first Battle of Cynthiana 150th anniversary is this month

    By Bill Penn, Guest Columnist
    This month is the 150th anniversary of the First Battle of Cynthiana, fought on July 17, 1862.
    On July 4, 1862, Morgan began the First Kentucky Raid in Knoxville, moved his column through Tompkinsville, Glasgow and Lebanon, finally entering the Bluegrass in mid-July. Morgan’s assignment by Brigadier General Braxton Bragg was to lay the groundwork for a later Confederate invasion to occupy Central Kentucky by disrupting Federal use of railroads, communications, and military supplies.

  • Boasting about skiing prowess leaves writer flailing

    Every once in a while, I have the pleasure of writing a column that has small traces of comical relief.
    Most of those columns steer clear of making me look anymore naïve or goofy than I already do. However, this is one tale that is simply too funny to keep among such a small group of people.
    Two weekends ago, I had the pleasure of accompanying my best friends and their parents to their get-away home located near Lake Cumberland.
    The week before we left confirms that I am still like a child the night before Christmas. The suspense was almost too much.